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My Son was born in Thailand and is living there with his mother.

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My Son was born in Thailand and is living there with his mother. They have lived there for 3 years since before he was born. She is now threatening to move to the UK just to claim benefits from me... Is she entitled to do this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
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She can only move to the Uk if she can meet the usual visa requirements.
However she can claim maintenance whichever country she is living in
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

She has a British passport through a previous marriage so not the problem. So what you are saying is that even thou my son wasn't born here, even thou she has never lived here with my son she can come to the UK at anytime, go into temporary housing and then apply to the CSA for full maintenance support?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I paid £20 and did not get a full answer

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am sorry that you feel that my service was bad meaning that I get no credit for my time and does not trigger a refund
If your ex has a British Passport then she can indeed come here whenever she wishes and you cannot prevent her from doing so
Whether she stays here or not she can claim Child Maintenance.
If she decides to stay in the UK she can use the CMS (new CSA) if she intends to return home then she can apply to the courts.
Your liability will be 12% of your gross income at most
Clare
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